Re: hazing problems
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 12:54:04 -0400
Mike Walton did an excellent job of explaining why hazing has no place
in Scouting. There is one other reason...hazing is illegal in several
states, including Texas.
Within the last year or so, at least one fraternity at the University of
Texas has been disbanded for several years due to hazing. An award
winning drill team at Texas A&M has been disbanded for the current
school year due to hazing. A young man recently lost his life during a
hazing incident at LSU.
I believe we all agree that we don't want to see things like this take
place in our troops. Hazing is not difficult to control if adults will
heed the advice offered by Mike Walton.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City